About 15 million electrical surge protectors that have been reported to cause fires were recalled in the U.S., according to an October 3 report from Reuters. The dangerous surge protectors, made by Schneider Electric IT Corp, have been linked to millions of dollars in damage and several injuries.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the APC’s SurgeArrest series 7 and 8 electrical surge protectors sold in the U.S. from 1993 until December 2002 may melt due to overheating and eventually can cause fire. Reports from affected consumers show that at least $1.7 million of damage has affect residential and commercial properties due to fire and at least 13 people have been injured.
Consumers who have bought the defective surge protectors, which range in costs from $13 to $50, were advised to immediately avoid using them and contact the IT section of Schneider Electric for a product replacement.
If you have been injured by this dangerous surge protector or any other defective product in Madison, the legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® can help you understand your legal options and possibly take action. Call us at (800) 242-2874 to discuss pursuing compensation.